Eye care has been a magnet for new—and disruptive—technology. In the past few years, the industry has seen the birth of companies such as Smart Vision Labs, Opternative, and EyeNetra, just to name a few.
An optometric practice is a business just like any other business where the same rules apply—revenues minus expenses equals profit. Too many times we borrow ideas from mediocre businesses, practices, and people.
A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, founded Earth Day in 1970, and it has been celebrated annually since that time on April 22. In 1990, his efforts were revamped to include recycling efforts. This got me thinking—how am I addressing this in my office now, and what can I do better?
Burnout, which is often described in terms of the experience of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and lost sense of personal accomplishment, is a big and growing problem for physicians and for their patients—with lower quality of patient care where professional burnout rates are higher.
The burden of student loan debt is one of the hottest topics in the optometric community. Catherine Dimon, CFP, of Morgan Stanley shared her advice for debt management for young optometrists at Vision Expo East.